As a Business Communication major, you may choose to investigate membership in any number of professional organizations, including the following:
The Executive Womens' Network
A non-profit organization in the Baltimore area dedicated to furthering the personal and professional growth of business and professional women. EWN provides a dynamic environment that supports leadership and fosters lasting business and individual relaltionships within a diverse community of women.
The American Marketing Association
The American Marketing Association (AMA) has over 40,000 members worldwide, in 82 countries, with nearly 400 chapters throughout North America and Canada. The AMA is the only organization that provides direct benefits to marketing professionals in both business and education, and serves all levels of marketing practitioners, educators, and students.
The Society for Human Resource Management
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 170,000 individual members, the Society is committed to advancing the human resource profession to ensure that HR is an essential and effective partner in developing and executing organizational strategy. Founded in 1948, SHRM currently has more than 500 affiliated chapters within the United States and members in more than 120 countries.
The Society of Professional Journalists
The Society of Professional Journalists is dedicated to the perpetuation of a free press as the cornerstone of our nation and our liberty. To ensure that the concept of self-government outlined by the U.S. Constitution remains a reality into future centuries, the American people must be well informed in order to make decisions regarding their lives, and their local and national communities. It is the role of journalists to provide this information in an accurate, comprehensive, timely and understandable manner.
The American Advertising Federation
The American Advertising Federation protects and promotes the well-being of advertising. They accomplish this through a unique, nationally coordinated grassroots network of advertisers, agencies, media companies, local advertising clubs and college chapters. The American Advertising Federation, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is the trade association that represents 50,000 professionals in the advertising industry. AAF's 130 corporate members are advertisers, agencies and media companies that comprise the nation's leading brands and corporations. AAF has a national network of 210 ad clubs and connects the industry with an academic base through its 210 college chapters.
The Youth Editors' Association of America
The Youth Editors Association of America is a new, vibrant and growing coalition of professionals in a emerging field of journalism. They are journalists who work with young people in producing newspaper pages or sections targeted at youth. They have a passion about young writers and readers and a dedication to establishing strong professional ties.